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Create a Creature

When British scientists first saw the Australian platypus, they thought it was a hoax. This was in the late 18th Century.  This week, create your own animal that is made up of elements of other animals and write a story about your amazing discovery.

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Climb a Tree

In your back yard, there is an awesome climbing tree. Write a story about climbing that tree. You can write a descriptive piece, or use your imagination (have you ever read The Magic Faraway Tree by Edit Blyton?) Have fun climbing a tree in your imagination.

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Birds Eye View

Write a story about a group of kids playing outside – from the point of view of the birds who watch them. Your setting could be a park, school playground, or something else. Think about the birds that are around and what they would see.

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Movie Snacks

On a trip to the movies with your friends, you decide to get something other than popcorn for your movie snacks. Next to the cinema is a place that sells unusual snacks, so you and your friends decide to go there. Write about your snacks, and let your imagination run wild. […]

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Don’t Touch

You come into the kitchen to find an open box of amazing chocolates on the bench. There is a note on the top that says “Do Not Touch”. Write a story about what happens when you eat the chocolates. Think outside the box for this prompt. Was the note referring […]

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Hanging out the Washing

Whenever the clothes are hung on the washing line at your house, the clothes pegs are arranged in a particular way, one that you don’t understand, but it has always been this way. Your grandparents hang clothes and arrange clothes pegs in the same way. One day, you are responsible […]

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Thought Bubbles

One day, you find that everyone can see your thoughts via a thought bubble above your head! Write a story about what happens. You may want to explain how it started, is this something that has happened before? Are you able to move the thought bubble on to someone else? […]

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Coloured Pencils

You are not the best artists, but you enjoy attending art classes every week.One week, you start using a packet of coloured pencils that were given to you as a gift, and you find that you can draw masterpieces, but only when you use this particular packet of pencils. Write […]

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Alien Teacher

It is the first day of school, and you notice something odd about your teacher. Instead of the teacher you were expecting, up the front of the classroom is an alien! Write a story about your day and what it is like to have an alien as your teacher. If […]

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Save the World!

You play around with some old dress-ups and mix and match various items to make a super hero outfit, complete with cape and mask. Before you know it, there is a knock on your bedroom window and someone wants your help to save the World from an evil villain. Write […]

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